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say the government should force higher standards. so we went to the agency overseeing the companies. why not mandate photoelectric? >> because both technologies are working in saving lives. >> reporter: we know of several cases where the smoke alarm, people say, just did not go off. >> in those cases, they need to practice a fire escape plan to make sure they can get out. >> reporter: but if the smoke detector didn't go off and the house is full of smoke by the time it does, what does an escape plan do? >> it helps them escape better when the smoke alarm eventually goes off. >> reporter: but eventually isn't good enough for the mom who lost nearly everything. >> i would like to think that if i had known, i might have a family of seven instead of a family of three. >> reporter: just to be clear, no one is saying throw out your smoke alarm tonight. fire officials say the best advice is to have both technologies in your home. you can buy a dual detector that has both in one. thing is, they're harder to find in the stores and will cost you a little more money, too. >> jeff rossen, thank
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